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Do we really want the Greens to go away?

Public support for the Greens seems to be slipping, yet their message is more important than ever. State polls in Tasmania and South Australia and a federal by-election in Melbourne this month are food for thought for the Greens – … Continue reading

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Climate gets a leg up, but questions remain in the new government

Tasmania’s first climate change minister is a positive note for the new Labor-Green ministry, but the proof of the pudding will be in the eating. [27 April 2010 | Peter Boyer] At last we have a government. A bit cobbled together, … Continue reading

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How party greed is perverting democratic intentions

The voters have spoken: they care about climate and environmental issues and they want this to be expressed in the makeup of Parliament. But there’s an obstacle — the attitude of Labor and Liberal leaders to those not-so-new kids on … Continue reading

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